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  • Clarence Thomas has 'no idea' where retirement rumors come from

    06/03/2019 3:37:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/19 | Zack Budryk
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dismissed rumors of his impending retirement in an interview at the Supreme Court Historical Society on Monday. "I have no idea where this stuff comes from," Thomas said, responding to chatter he planned to announce his retirement in June. "One of the things you have to get used to in this business ... is that people can say things about you and for you that have nothing to do with you." Thomas similarly said an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture misrepresented his thinking on affirmative action and that...
  • Clarence Thomas Exposes Abortion's Ties to Racist Eugenics in Scathing Fetal Remains Case Opinion

    05/28/2019 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 28, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during anevent at the Library of Congress in Washington.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to take up the issue of Indiana's ban on abortion specifically for the sex, race, or disability of the baby to be killed. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a powerful opinion revealing the connections between the racist eugenics movement and the abortion movement. He warned that if Planned Parenthood is able to get sex-selective, race-specific, and disability-targeted abortions codified as a woman's right under the Constitution, that would enshrine a horrific movement rightly left in...
  • Clarence Thomas speaks out against ‘religious tests’ for judicial picks

    04/11/2019 10:39:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 11, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said in a recent appearance that he does not think religious beliefs interfere with a judge’s job, and criticized attempts by Democrats to impose “religious tests” on judicial nominees. Thomas, in remarks last week that were first reported by The Daily Caller, was asked about the 2017 confirmation hearing of Amy Coney Barrett where Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the Catholic: “The dogma lives loudly within you and that’s a concern.” He was asked if religious convictions should be taken into consideration when lawmakers were considering a judicial pick. “I thought we got away from...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas breaks three-year silence during oral argument

    03/20/2019 12:43:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/20/2019 | Alex Swayer
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke a three year silence on the bench when he asked a question Wednesday during oral arguments in a case dealing with race discrimination and juror selection. The justices were hearing a case on whether a white Mississippi prosecutor excluded black jurors in several trials against Curtis Flowers, a black man convicted of murdering four people. Flowers argues the state violated his constitutional right and his conviction should be overturned. When Flowers’ lawyer finished her argument, Justice Thomas asked if Flower’s defense attorney had struck any jurors, to which the lawyer said yes. Justice Thomas...
  • Kavanaugh And Thomas Could End Media Protection From Libel

    10/10/2018 11:44:23 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 24 replies
    On Feb. 29, 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King was arrested in Alabama on two counts of perjury for allegedly filing false state income tax returns. In response, and believing the case to be without merit, two groups, the Committee to Defend Martin Luther King and The Struggle For Freedom In The South, were formed with the aim of assisting Dr. King with the funding of his defense. On March 29, 1960, these two groups published a 10-paragraph advertisement in The New York Times with the aim of collecting such funds. The advertisement contained a description of multiple grievances that had...
  • Caption Justices Thomas And Ginsburg @ Kavanaugh Swearing-In Ceremony

    10/09/2018 12:10:39 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 147 replies
  • Justice Thomas gets it: ‘How can we maintain a civil society’ without ‘honor’ among governing class?

    09/13/2018 4:34:50 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/13/18 | USA Features
    Saving Our Institutions: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has always been a man of brilliance and integrity, but something he told an audience recently really resonated with Americans who are growing weary of the Left’s destruction of our culture and society. During a speech at a Federalist Society conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Thomas needled Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey over his “I am Spartacus” clown show during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Clarence Thomas mocks Cory Booker's 'Spartacus' claim, says theatrics hurt process

    09/13/2018 9:02:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas poked Sen. Cory Booker over the New Jersey Democrat's much-mocked invocation of "Spartacus" during last week's confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh. Booker was roundly ridiculed after threatening to defy the Senate rules and release what he thought were confidential documents concerning Kavanaugh’s past, “This is about the closest I’ll probably ever have in my life to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment,” said Booker. Thomas, who called his own contentious confirmation hearing back in 1991 a "high-tech lynching," took a jab at Booker during a conversation with the Federalist Society that aired Wednesday on C-SPAN. “Honorable...
  • Massachusetts Democrat calls for Clarence Thomas impeachment

    08/29/2018 4:51:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies ^ | 08/29/2018 | STEPHANIE MURRAY
    A Massachusetts Democrat has added a plank to her campaign platform: Impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Barbara L'Italien, a state senator running in a crowded field to replace retiring Rep. Niki Tsongas, is declaring her intention to file an impeachment resolution against Thomas as part of an effort to address sexual assault if elected to Congress. L'Italien said she is also calling for congressional hearings into President Donald Trump's alleged sexual misconduct. “There is an elephant in the room for Congress in the #MeToo era. Our leaders have to start talking about it. Two of the most powerful men...
  • Former Thomas clerks are a presence in Trump administration

    08/06/2018 2:33:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 8/6/18 | Mark Sherman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the spotlight is on the two former clerks to Justice Anthony Kennedy whom President Donald Trump has nominated to the Supreme Court, the influence of the court's most conservative justice, Clarence Thomas, is felt more widely throughout the Trump administration. Twenty-two Thomas clerks, roughly 20 percent of the people who have snagged coveted jobs in his Supreme Court office since 1991, either hold political appointments in the Trump administration or have been nominated to judgeships by Trump. They include four federal appellate judges, the top federal prosecutor in Kansas, high-ranking officials in the Justice and Transportation...
  • Is Clarence Thomas the Supreme Court's Future?

    08/02/2018 12:31:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08-02-2018 | Linda Greenhouse
    ...Against this backdrop, I want to focus on Justice Clarence Thomas and specifically on the record he compiled during the past term. There is something almost discordant about including Justice Thomas in a discussion of “the future” because his highly personal and eccentric jurisprudence would take the court and the Constitution hurtling backward into the past. That’s no great revelation. He has long insisted that the only legitimate way to interpret a constitutional provision is to give it the “public meaning” it supposedly had at the time it was written. So in 2011, for example, he dissented from a majority...
  • In Travel Ban Ruling, Justice Thomas Takes Aim At Nationwide Injunctions

    07/01/2018 10:51:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 29 Jun 18 | Ben Weingarten
    Justice Clarence Thomas opened the door to future Supreme Court sparring over an issue with profound legal and practical implications that go well beyond Trump’s travel ban in his concurring opinion in Trump v. Hawaii.Thomas — the underappreciated revolutionary of the Supreme Court, in the sense of his work to restore founding principles in the law through philosophically consistent originalist jurisprudence – called into question the very idea that a single federal judge in Hawaii can impose an injunction barring a presidential executive order against anyone nationwide in the first place.If his words are any indication, the practice of...
  • Desperately Hating Clarence Thomas

    02/21/2018 1:51:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | February 21, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    Of all the desperate and futile attempts at revisionist history, few are as careless as the attempt to destroy the reputation of one of the finest Supreme Court justices this country has ever produced. Now comes another volley. New York magazine has assembled "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The author is longtime anti-Thomas journalist Jill Abramson. For more than 4,000 words, Abramson labors to relitigate Thomas accuser Anita Hill's dramatic loss in the court of public opinion. According to one poll at the time, 58 percent believed Thomas; only 24 percent believed Hill. Again the argument falls on its...
  • Clarence Thomas Decries Victimhood Culture In Rare Public Remarks

    02/16/2018 8:51:16 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/15/2018 | Kevin Daley-Supreme Court Reporte
    Justice Clarence Thomas decried the contemporary culture of victimhood during remarks Thursday, telling an audience at the Library of Congress that constant aggrievement would exhaust the country. Ever a touchstone for controversy on racial issues, the justice related a story from a recent trip to Kansas, where a black college student told him she was primarily interested in school work, and less interested in the political tumult gripping college campuses. “At some point we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being a victim,” he said. Thomas has struck similar chords throughout his public life. He appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox...
  • Clarence Thomas: Court is very different without Scalia

    11/02/2017 10:39:53 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 16 replies
    Fox News via You-tube ^ | 11//17 | Laura Ingram
    Very well done interview with the somewhat elusive Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas interviewed by Laura Ingram, who clerked for him 25 years ago. Two parts: First part 9min 55sec Second part 7 min 14 sec
  • Smithsonian gives Clarence Thomas a spot in African-American history museum

    09/25/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    After not appearing in the museum for most of its inaugural year, Clarence Thomas now has a spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian Institution, said the museum installed an exhibition case called “The Supreme Court” honoring both black justices who have sat upon the nation’s highest court.
  • Supreme Court Justice Slams Civil Forfeiture (Clarence Thomas)

    03/18/2017 12:55:10 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    the Newspaper ^ | 03/08/2017 | n/a
    Justice Clarence Thomas questions the constitutionality of taking property from motorists with civil procedures. The idea that the government can take away someone's car or cash without due process offends at least one member of the US Supreme Court. In a statement Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas called on his colleagues to revisit civil asset forfeiture, the process that allows prosecutors to go after assets allegedly linked in some way to a crime. The justice argued the system has been widely abused. "Civil proceedings often lack certain procedural protections that accompany criminal proceedings, such as the right to a jury trial...
  • Sowell: The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

    03/13/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | March 13, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him. Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters. The moral...
  • Law News 25 Years Later, How Clarence Thomas Has Transformed the Supreme Court

    07/01/2016 3:49:33 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 11 replies ^ | July 01, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    When the Senate confirmed Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court in the fall of 1991, he was still new to the flowing black robes that cloak federal magistrates. A rookie justice on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Thomas had served as a judge only since March 1990. Still raw from a bruising, 107-day confirmation process that wrapped up at the end of October 1991, Thomas had only a few weeks to prepare to hear cases that November. “The easiest thing in the world under the circumstances would just be to go along to get along. He...
  • 'The Wire' Actor Wendell Pierce Arrested After Alleged Attack on Sanders Supporter

    05/16/2016 5:57:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 5/15/2016 | unknown
    Police say actor Wendell Pierce has been arrested at an Atlanta hotel where he was a guest. Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah says in a statement that Pierce was arrested early Saturday morning at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. New Orleans native Pierce is known for his television roles as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on The Wire and Antoine Batiste on Treme. TMZ earlier reported that Pierce allegedly got into a physical altercation with a man and woman, reportedly a couple, at the hotel after a political dispute. Citing hotel sources, TMZ reports that Pierce, an avowed Hillary Clinton supporter,...